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Rustic Cafe

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Main St, Lismore, Ireland
+353 58 72979
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating

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  • 29
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very Friendly place with lovely food

Visiting Lismore to see the Castle and gardens we had Lunch in the Rustic Cafe because we liked the look of the place from outside, It looked interesting and different and it turned out to be just that. We went in and were greeted by, as it turned out, the owner with a warm welcome. We placed our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
John K
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Balbriggan, Ireland
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Balbriggan, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Visiting Lismore to see the Castle and gardens we had Lunch in the Rustic Cafe because we liked the look of the place from outside, It looked interesting and different and it turned out to be just that. We went in and were greeted by, as it turned out, the owner with a warm welcome. We placed our order for... More 

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Thank John K
Kildare
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48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Not a bad spot if you're not too fussy. The staff are really warm and welcoming but the food is a little heavy in terms of butter or dressing and salad cream.

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Thank Mick W
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We arrived in Lismore on a Sunday afternoon to find that many places were shut. We were not disappointed in finding this quirky cafe though! It was the genuine article & reminded me of childhood visits to Ireland. Good home cooking/presentation, great craic with the staff & tasty sangwidges too. tea served in mismatching china cups from a large china... More 

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1 Thank Teresa C
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I love the Rustic Café in Lismore and have lunch there at least twice weekly with my colleagues. Claire the owner always has a chat with her guests and there's a friendly quirky ambience to the diner style cafe. The staff are always friendly whether it's Margo or Jackie on duty, and the service is excellent and great value for... More 

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3 Thank Catherine R
Clackmannan, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It was a wet day in Lismore when we happened upon this delight. Our welcome was as warm as can be and the food and drink we were served were delicious. The home made soup was lovely - it used ginger as a base and that added a wonderful note of warmth. The range of cakes looked lovely.

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1 Thank Nickmoz
Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Such a lovely spot. Stopped in for a cup of coffee, only to be tempted by a selection of sweet treats :) I had the chocolate biscuit cake and my sister had the rhubarb and ginger cake with ice cream...Both were out of this world. Its a must if you are in the area.

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1 Thank Juliejo83
Lismore, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It is very casual and comfortable. Such a cosy little place and you always feel very welcomed and at home.

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1 Thank Jenni M
London
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I love this little café. Passing through Lismore we stopped for lunch and went into the Summer House but there were no seats available. I think this was a blessing as we walked down to the Rustic café which has a really nice charm, rustic is definitely an apt name. Really friendly staff and delicious homemade soup and filling toasties.... More 

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2 Thank damiengobrien
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This cafe is awesome and was a highlight of our trip to Ireland. We went to Lismore to see Lismore Castle and the day we went was chilly and damp, so we were looking for a little place to get some tea. We found the rustic cafe- and we are so glad we did! We just ordered a cup of... More 

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2 Thank jessie j
France
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

If you go Lismore, visti teh castle...but you can't miss this coffee shop. The ladies are very nice, kind, helpful... everything the sell is home made, my kids loved the soup...and the desserts are just fantastic. It's a small place, not a big coffe shop qhere they do'nt mind about you, the ladies take the time to help you and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main St, Lismore, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Lismore
  • Phone Number: +353 58 72979

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?